Industry Postal History
Franklin County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 9 March 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from Industry include:
Allen’s Mills
Allens Mills
Industry
North Industry
West Industry
West Mills



Allen’s Mills

1879 October 24:
   The former Industry post office was renamed as Allen’s Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)

1894:
   Allen’s Mills post office was renamed as Allens Mills post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)


Allens Mills

1894:
   The former Allen’s Mills post office was renamed as Allens Mills post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)

1901 December 31:
   Allens Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)

1904 February 19:
   Allens Mills post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)

1915 August 15:
   Allens Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 2021. Updated Rarity Guide)


Industry

1816 October 28:
   Industry post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1849 November 16:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
      

1879 October 24:
   Industry post office was renamed as Allen’s Mills post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


West Mills

1828 March 22:
   West Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1905 March 25:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. Note spelling of “Wests Mills”.
      

1916 November 2:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 20 mm.
      

1932 July 30:
   West Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)